As the R;pple online monitoring tool is launched as an ‘extension’, we congratulate everyone involved but most of all the charity’s founder, Alice Hendy. Alice’s extraordinary drive and commitment has made this happen within a year of her brother Josh’s tragic death by suicide.
MRF is proud to be a partner organisation of R;pple Suicide Prevention and to have been among the many who have supported the development of the R;pple online tool, which is designed to connect those in need to the help and support they require.
Once the extension is installed, the user doesn’t have to seek out R;pple, it finds them. Normally, it remains unseen until known harmful keywords or phrases are searched for, only then the tool is activated. R;pple shows a message of hope and offers users help and support by text, phone or online, before the potentially harmful search results page is displayed.
This is technology being used to do good. We believe the R;pple tool’s intervention will help save many lives and we hope the R;pple extension is installed widely by individuals, businesses and corporations.